Gapstars – a B2B service provider helping innovative Dutch software
companies grow rapidly with high-performing agile offshore development teams in Sri Lanka, was recently
recognized in the ‘Top 100 Workplace in Asia’ by Great Place to Work® 2022!
Gapstars is no stranger to the GPTW stage – having been named in Top 10 IT/ITes Workplaces in Sri Lanka,
Top 10 Places to Work for Millennials, Top 50 Workplaces in Sri Lanka, and awarded as a Great Place to
Work for the fifth consecutive year in 2022.
The list which is released annually celebrates organisations such as Gapstars that have differentiated
themselves by creating a great place to work for employees across the board. Gapstars is recognised for
its inclusive, employee-first culture and the manner in which it leads with empathy and equity, empowering
its employees to continuously pursue learning, growth and development whilst also having a healthy
Commenting on the recent GPTW awards, Gapstars Pvt Ltd, CEO – Hugo Hemmen, stated: “We’ve always
cared about the happiness and growth of our people, and being amongst the Top 100 best places to work
in Asia proves that we have been creating positive experiences. I couldn’t be prouder of the sense of
belonging and family that we have built here at Gapstars!”
Gapstars hopes to continue championing a culture driven by belonging, camaraderie and empathy,
through their progressive human resources practices and strong focus on providing equal opportunities for
all their members. With the current economic crisis at hand, all members have confidential access to in-
house counsellors and mental health services, and receive salaries pegged to the Euro, shuttle services to
combat the fuel shortage, and are also achieving their sustainable energy goals by providing solar
inverters to their employees to avoid disturbances created by the ongoing power outages.
Gapstars was founded in 2015 and is currently under the leadership of its Co-Founder & CEO – Hugo
Hemmen, and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer – David Bijker. The international company provides
software development services for start-ups and scale-ups based in Europe. Due to the high demand for its
services the company is growing rapidly. As of today, Gapstars has a workforce of 190+ employees based
in Colombo and seeks to expand the team to 300+ engineers by the end of 2023.